The dazzling American pianist Molly Morkoski performs as both soloist and collaborative artist throughout the United States, the Caribbean,
Europe and Japan.
Molly Morkoski made her Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2007, and has been presented in New York City’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre, (le) poisson rouge, Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall, Boston’s Gardner Museum and Jordan Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, St. Louis’ Powell Symphony Hall and Washington, DC’s Smithsonian Institution and Los Angeles’ Herbert Zipper Concert Hall, while internationally she has been heard in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket (Denmark), Conservatoire de Strasbourg (France), Suntory Hall (Japan), Teatro Nacional (Santo Domingo) and the United States Embassies in Nice and Paris. Ms. Morkoski has also appeared at the Aspen, Bang on a Can, Big Sky,
Mendocino, Norfolk Chamber Music, Pacific Rim and Tanglewood festivals.
Highlights of Molly Morkoski’s recent schedule include an invitation by John Adams and The
San Francisco Symphony to participate in his 70th Birthday celebration, the world premiere of
John Harbison’s Bag of Tails at New York City’s National Sawdust and a performance of Strauss’ Burleske with the Mendocino Festival Orchestra. During the 2017-18 season, she returns to National Sawdust as a featured artist in the 80th Birthday concert for composer John Corigliano.
An avid chamber musician, Molly Morkoski collaborates with today’s leading musicians, among
them John Adams, John Corigliano, Jessica Rivera, David Roberston, Orli Shaham and Dawn Upshaw. She has also performed with the Chiara, Lark and Momenta string quartets and ensembles drawn from the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and is a returning guest artist with Camerata Pacifica, Brooklyn Chamber Music Society and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Ms. Morkoski is a dedicated and enthusiastic proponent of the music of our own time, and has worked closely with many of today’s most distinguished composers, including: John Adams, Louis Andriessen, John Corigliano, David Del Tredici, Mark Grey, John Harbison, Martin Kennedy, Aaron Jay Kernis, David Lang, Magnus Lindberg, Oliver Knussen, Steve Reich, Joan Tower, Andrew Waggoner and Charles Wuorinen.
Molly Morkoski’s critically acclaimed 2012 debut solo CD, “Threads,” followed by “Compadrazgo,” a 2013 album of solo and chamber music compositions by the Grammy Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank, are both released on Albany Records. Her
recording of Martin Kennedy’s Piano Concerto (written for her) is available on a 2013 release on
Ansardy Records with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. Current projects include a multi-media presentation of newly commissioned Nocturnes for live piano and film, as well as an abstract animation film to be paired with live performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
The recipient of many awards, Molly Morkoski holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Indiana University Bloomington, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was a Fulbright Scholar to Paris, where she was an apprentice with the famed Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Molly Morkoski has conducted masterclasses at universities throughout the United States and
abroad, and has served as a chamber music coach for, among others, programs of the Juilliard
School Pre-College, Columbia University, New York Youth Symphony and SUNY-Stony Brook. She is currently Associate Professor of Piano at CUNY-Lehman College in the Bronx.
Molly Morkoski makes her home in New York City.